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Ice Station: A Scarecrow Novel 1 Paperback – 1 November 2012
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The breakout edge-of-your-seat bestseller from Australia's favourite novelist, author of the Jack West Jr series and new novel The One Impossible Labyrinth out now.
"Some of the wildest and most sustained battles in an action thrilled in a long time...non-stop action, lots of explosions--and a little bit of conspiracy." Chicago Tribune
BOOK 1 IN THE SCARECROW SERIES
At a remote ice station in Antarctica, a team of US scientists has found something buried deep within a 100-million-year-old layer of ice. Something made of metal.
In a land without boundaries, there are no rules. Every country would kill for this prize.
A team of crack United States marines is sent to the station to secure the discovery. Their leader - Lieutenant Shane Schofield, call-sign: SCARECROW. They are a tight unit, tough and fearless. They would follow their leader into hell. They just did...
Fans of Clive Cussler, Tom Clancy and Michael Crichton will love Matthew Reilly.
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Born in Sydney in 1974, Matthew Reilly was not always a big fan of reading. It was only after he read To Kill A Mockingbird and Lord of the Flies in Year 10 that he realised reading could transport you to another world. Following this revelation, Matthew soon began creating stories of his own and set about writing his first novel, Contest, at the age of 19 while still at university studying law.
Following rejections from all the major publishers, Matthew self-published Contest in 1996, printing 1000 copies. He produced a big-budget-looking novel which he sold into bookshops throughout Sydney, one shop at a time.
In January 1997, a Commissioning Editor for Pan Macmillan Australia walked into Angus & Robertson's Pitt Street Mall store and bought a copy of Contest. The editor tracked Matthew down through his contact details in the front of the book. Interestingly, those original self-published editions of Contest have now become much sought after collectors' items. One recently sold on eBay for $1200!
Matthew Reilly is now the internationally bestselling author of the Scarecrow novels: Ice Station, Area 7, Scarecrow, Scarecrow and the Army of Thieves and the novella Hell Island; the Jack West novels: The Seven Ancient Wonders, The Six Sacred Stones, The Five Greatest Warriors, The Four Legendary Kingdoms, The Three Secret Cities, and The Two Lost Mountains; and the standalone novels Contest, Temple, Hover Car Racer, The Tournament, Troll Mountain, The Great Zoo of China and The Secret Runners of New York.
His books are published in over 20 languages with worldwide sales of over 7 million copies.
Since The Seven Ancient Wonders in 2005, Matthew's novels have been the biggest selling new fiction title released in Australia for that year.
Matthew has also written several short stories, including Roger Ascham and the King's Lost Girl, a special free prequel to The Tournament which is available online. Other short stories include Time Tours, The Mine and the hyper-adrenalised romp, Altitude Rush.
He owns and drives a DeLorean DMC-12, the car made famous in the Back to the Future movies. He also has a life-sized Han Solo in carbonite hanging on the wall of his office! When not writing or penning a film script, Matthew can be found on the golf course.
Matthew Reilly is currently living in Los Angeles. He is the director of his first movie, Interceptor, a Netflix film co-written with Stuart Beattie.
- Publisher : Pan Australia (1 November 2012)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 624 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1742611745
- ISBN-13 : 978-1742611747
- Dimensions : 13.2 x 4.1 x 19.7 cm
- Best Sellers Rank: 28,087 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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As a Brit I didn't like the fact the SAS are the bad guys in this book.
The book is filled with inconsistencies. For example at one point our hero loses radio contact because he has lost his helmet, which has the radio attached. Then a moment later he receives a radio message through his earpiece! At another point he escapes from some handcuffs using some det cord the bad guys missed in a search and then pulls out a stun grenade and a crossbow that were still in his pockets! So they missed those in the search too! Really?
Annoyingly the author refers to all sorts of imaginary military hardware such as the "maghook and "nitrogen charges" etc. Why? The book would have been so much better if he had decently researched accurate hardware.
It was fun in a rather teenage way, but I doubt I will continue the series. There are far better military action books out there.